Roadside Chefs And Local Fishermen To Star At Anguilla's Festival Del Mar
Caribbean Foodie Haven Brings Island Culinary Spectrum Together For Food Festival
PRESS RELEASE - 2008
New York, NY, December 1, 2008 - The Second Annual Festival Del Mar, a community based culinary event celebrating the freshest catch from the sea and the fishermen who provide it, is set for Easter Weekend, April 11 & 12, 2009. Admission is free.
On an island where amazing cuisine is a birth right, the cultural festival is all about food and their rich history with the sea. Held at Island Harbour, Anguilla's primary fishing village, the weekend will honor the sea with its fresh bounty the cuisine of the day and activities from deep-sea fishing to boat racing.
The island's local chefs, whose specialties are served up roadside in trucks and stands around the island, along with chefs from Island Harbour's celebrated restaurants will cook up some truly finger licking lobster, crayfish, conch, tuna and snapper in every which way, from hot and spicy to simply grilled. Visitors can also indulge in some island staples such as dumplings, fry cakes, rice and peas and other local delights at the 20+ food stalls.
Residents and visitors are expected to turn out in large numbers for the varied cultural events which include sunfish and model boat-racing in the inshore waters, and a deep sea fishing tournament. Culinary competitions are open to restaurants and non-restaurateurs, with awards going to the best seafood soup or salad, best traditional seafood dish, best roasted or grilled seafood and more. Community activities will include awards for "Heaviest Catch of the Day;" tips on fishing, swimming races and traditional games - all to the beat of island music.
For additional information, or to learn more about Anguilla, call the Anguilla Tourist Board at 1-877-4 ANGUILLA.